Hi! My name is Haley Surckla and I am a super-senior majoring in Forestry, Fisheries, and Wildlife. Many of my interests include being outdoors such as hiking, backpacking, camping, canoeing, and swimming in lakes/rivers. I also enjoy listening to music and writing music while doing all of the above. I was born in Salem, Oregon, but I spent most of my childhood in Cleveland, Ohio. I aspire to move back out west and live in an off-the-grid tiny house while working for the National Park Service or Forest Service. My favorite plant is the sycamore (Platanus occidentalis) because they love water as much as I do.

I would define botany as the scientific study of plants; although, there is much more to this definition including their interactions, physiography, life cycles, ect. Although I have experience with woody plants from other classes and field work, I hope to learn more about herbaceous plants so I have a more comprehensive view of botany.